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Why Trampolining Can Be So Dangerous

Trampoline Info:

  • It was estimated in 2016 that children under 18 had a total of 80,831 ER visits for playing on playground climbing equipment.
  • However, trampoline ER visits surpassed this amount at a total of 103,512 visits.
  • For various activities, trampolining was placed second for hospital admission. Downhill skiing being ranked first (According to the Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program).
  • You are four times more likely to result in hospitalization with trampolining than you are with playing football.
  • Children who play at trampoline parks usually have a higher risk of receiving injuries in their lower-body. While kids who play on their trampolines at home tend to be more susceptible to head injuries.

Precautions:

  • Highly recommended that you do not let kids under the age of 6 play on a trampoline (According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons).
  • It’s advised to only have one kid in the trampoline at a time, when jumping.
  • Be careful of somersaults and flips because these can lead to injury in the cervical spine (According to the American Academy of Pediatrics).

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